Hardboiled & Hard Luck by Banana Yoshimoto
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Hardboiled & Hard Luck
By Banana Yoshimoto

Hardboiled & Hard Luck

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Hardboiled & Hard Luck by Banana Yoshimoto

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In cherished novels such as "Kitchen" and "Goodbye Tsugumi," Banana Yoshimoto s warm, witty, and heartfelt depictions of the lives of young Japanese have earned her international acclaim and best-seller status. Her insightful, spare vision returns in two novellas possessed by the ghosts of love found and lost. In "Hardboiled," the unnamed narrator is hiking in the mountains on an anniversary she has forgotten about, the anniversary of her ex-lover s death. As she nears her hotelstopping on the way at a hillside shrine and a strange soba shopa sense of haunting falls over her. Perhaps these eerie events will help her make peace with her loss. "Hard Luck" is about another young woman, whose sister is dying and lies in a coma. Kuni s fiance left her after the accident, but his brother Sakai continues to visit, and the two of them gradually grow closer as they make peace with the impending loss of their loved one. Yoshimoto s voice is clear, assured, and deeply moving, displaying again why she is one of Japan s, and the world s, most beloved writers."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780802142627
ISBN-10: 0802142621
Format: Paperback / softback
(181mm x 130mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto Kitchen, Paperback (July 2000)

Juxtaposes two tales about mothers, trans-sexuality, kitchens, love, tragedy, and the terms they all come to in the minds of a pair of free-spirited young women in contemporary Japan.

Amrita by Banana Yoshimoto Amrita, Paperback (July 1998)

An actress dies in shocking circumstances. She leaves behind an unconventional extended family of three who embark on a journey through grief and suffering, memories lost and gained, forbidden romance, redemption and recovery, and a confrontation with spirits on a remote Pacific island.

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